The Lion String
Has Exodia got you in a bind? Are you bored with Destiny Board? Did Venominaga neg out on the deal? Then Number 88: Gimmick Puppet of Leo’s the Automatic Victory lion-bot you’ve been waiting for!
Just Can’t Wait
Getting three Level 8 Monster Cards onto the Field may be a pain, but this Number’s worth the effort. If you remove one of Leo’s Xyz Material monsters, it’ll net you a Destiny Counter. Sure, you have to skip your Battle Phase and only get one Destiny Counter per turn. But if you get three, you win.
Since Leo only needs three turns to bring home the goods, expect it to quickly become Public Enemy #1. While Leo may be a powerhouse, you cannot Battle when you take a Destiny Token. To ensure that you need to fight as little as possible, use Card Effects that destroy enemy Monsters, protect your own ranks or negate malignant Effects. These are your friends, so don’t forget them.
The Puppet Sleeps Tonight
As an Xyz monster, Gimmick Puppet of Leo rests in the Extra Deck until you Summon it. While this keeps it safe from a premature draw or an unlucky discard, it also makes timing all the more critical. Before you bring it out, make sure that you’re ready and that your opponent isn’t. If you can thwart or suppress their setup first, you’ll make Leo’s victory that much easier when it arrives.
by Chris Turner